Srinagar Tourism
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Srinagar Tourism

Srinagar Info

  • State: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1585 m
  • Pincode: 190001
  • District: Srinagar
  • Language: Hindi,Urdu
  • STD code: 0194
  • Weather: Summer 14 to 30°C, Winter -2 to 14°C

Located in the heart of the Kashmir Valley, which is called 'Paradise on Earth', Srinagar’s landscape is interspersed with greenery, lakes and hillocks. The city is spread out along the banks of the Jhelum River and is famous for its surrounding natural beauty and postcard tourist spots. The two parts of the city are connected by nine bridges. The Hari Parbat and the Shankar Acharya hills lie on either side of the city.  

People & Culture of Srinagar

Srinagar has a complex cultural fabric. The many historical constructions and places of worship are long-standing evidences of the historical unity of Srinagar despite the many diverse religious denominations and sects established in the valley since ancient times. 

Srinagar is also the venue for many Kashmiri artists, dancers and singers who perform in the various theatres and art houses of the city. Many troupes of the dervish and the qawwali (that have been influenced by both Sufi and Hindustani musical and artistic traditions of Srinagar) survive to this day and the musicians have their own customised musical instruments.

There are many Hindu temples that are more than 1000 years old as well as age-old mosques that are landmarks of Srinagar. Also, numerous gurudwaras and monasteries can be found in many places throughout the city.

Things to do in Srinagar

UNESCO has recognised some of these famous buildings of the city as heritage sites. Some of the famous temples are Shankaracharya Temple, Martand Sun Temple, Kheer Bhavani Temple, Pandrethan Temple, etc. The Hazratbal Mosque, Dal Lake, Wullar Lake, etc. are some prominent attractions of the destination.

Srinagar is also a place for trekking and hiking. The most popular trekking route from Srinagar is to the sacred Amarnath cave. An excursion can be taken to Pahalgam and the Dachigam National Park. Srinagar holiday packages can be availed to plan a holiday to the destination. 

Another significant attraction of Srinagar is the Tulip Festival, which is organised annually from April 5 to 15 every year. 

Food & Shopping in Srinagar

Rice is a dominant feature of most meals served in Srinagar and the valley is famous for its unique method of cooking by combining meat with vegetables. The food is generally sharp and spicy. 

Tourists can shop for Pashmina shawls and stoles, handmade Kashmiri carpets, wooden crafts and the papier machie products, which are exquisitely crafted and unique to Srinagar. Srinagar is well known for its saffron, which is considered as the royal spice. Tourists can visit the saffron field along the Srinagar – Anantnag Highway, which is at a distance of 13 km from Srinagar to buy Saffron, fresh from the farmers. It might cost around INR 200 per gram.

Travelling to Srinagar

Srinagar is connected by flights to the Srinagar Airport. Indian Airlines provides daily flight service to Srinagar from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu. The nearest rail station is at Jammu which is almost 300 km away. Bus services are provided by quite a few tour operators from neighbouring regions to reach Srinagar. Tourists can avail private cabs to travel around the city and to nearby places.

The climate of Srinagar is pleasant throughout the year, apart from the winters; with summer temperatures staying within 35° Celsius. The proximate presence of the Hokersar wetland influences the climate of Srinagar and keeps it balanced. The best time to visit Srinagar is from April to June.

Accommodation options in Srinagar

Hotel options in Srinagar range from 5 star hotels, resorts to houseboats, budget hotels, lodges and guesthouses. There is an option for tourists with different budgets. 

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Sanjay

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"Experience was good" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
There are many places nearby srinagar to visit. Daily you can cover the places and come back to stay at srinagar. Few places are Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pahalgam, Shankar mutt. Overnight stay and shopping at Dal lake, Amarnath for those who have registered in advance.
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Jay Katiyar

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  • Lives in Greater Noida
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"Romantic Charismatic Kashmir Tour" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Best place visited ever. We have visited almost all places in Kashmir - Srinagar, Sonmarg, Gulmarg, Zero point, Doodh Ganga, Pahalgam.

Doodhpathri is virgin place and not off too much rush so you can enjoy. Its 60 km from srinagar 2-3 hr by road through taxi.

Veg food is available almost in all the places.

We were 4 family so enjoyed a lot. Children had fun together.

You can do shopping at J&k Handlooms as no bargaining and good quality.

Buy kesar where actually it produces not everywhere on the way from Srinagar to Pahalgam.
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Pankaj Atc

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"Ek dum Mast" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Its really an amazing trip to those who loves nature. Enjoy the cool weather, mountains, rivers, Dal Lake, greenery, Sightseeing, Horse Riding, Boating, temples & really heaven on earth. I really enjoyed the trip for four days. By air it was not hectic and no pain.
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Fatin Amalia

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"Girls journey!" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Overall, travelling to Srinagar-Kashmir was my best experience so far. If you are travelling in group - with all girls make sure you choose travel agent. They will arrange and prepare everything for you nicely, even itinerary. Make sure you enjoy every activity like skiing because the price was pretty cheap. Make sure you bargain, ask for best price. Spent some time for shikara ride - very relaxing, soothing ,you will never forget!

Happy travelling!
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"One of the best moment in my life" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
To visit srinagar, I feel so glad because of its weather. I saw many places like high hill, museum, temples and also stay in a good hotel. I enjoyed so much. If you think you want to go to the best place then go for it. This is the greatest place I have ever visited.
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Ajay singh

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"Memorable trip" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Overall the experience was good. Srinagar is a beautiful place with dal lake in most of its parts. Also we visited Gulmarg and Sonmarg which was also quiet enjoyable. The other part of trip consisted of vaishno devi darshan which was quite tiresome but yes the overall journey was beautiful and a memorable one.
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Devendra jain Singhal

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"Perfect place for an holiday" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
We travelled to Srinagar by flight. After reaching Srinagar we directly went to our Shikara and stay here. After taking food, we went for a ride on the boat and saw the Dul Zheel. We purchased some woolen clothes for our family from the factory in between the Zheel. We also saw the Moo gal Garden, temple, Zoo, Nehru Garden, and also purchased the Electric blanket and some other famous things.
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Mohit Mann

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"Best destination to be"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is my best destination and my suggested place to go. My 1st experience in Srinagar and it is the best forever. The place is so relaxing and I loved it to going with my girlfriend.
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"The City of Srinagar in Kashyap's Kashmir Valley"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Srinagar is city surrounded by Zabarwan and Pir panjaal mountains, in a valley where water bodies mingle and river Jhelum arising from Verinaag crosses it. Two Zheels Nageen Nigin and The Daal lakes joined with each other as twins rule the living, as many live on their surfaces on house-boats. Many HBs are grander inviting us Tourists to have the experience. The HB living is grand as walnut furniture and unique views surround you with Mehman Nawazii hospitality of kashmiris. We lived all our days here at Sea Hawk HB.

After 30 years of marriage I had gone with my wife and Son. We enjoyed not only the scenes scenery nature but people their way of living food arts crafts and places of worship within the city. We travelled to Gulmarg Pahalgaon for stay later. Day visit to many other places like Sonmarg.

Bouleward road sweeps the vistas of Dal lake from Hazrat Bal and Sheikh Abdullah resting memorial till Dal gate city end. Mughal built Gardens like harwan Shalimar and Nishaat Chashme Shahi invite you with their fountains and man made water falls. Their makers used natural springs to construct these gardens which all merge towards dal lake.

New Tulip garden blooms in April and once you see the multi coloured rows columns of hard to grow tulips you will forget all other blooms.

Botanical garden and natural Chinar baug at University end are must see.

Three open to public vantage points to see the whole city at sunset are Shankaracharya Hill with its ancient temple, Hari Parbat and paree mahal of dara Shikoh. Taj Hotel has a hi vantage location too. Take permits for Hari parbat from jktdc office at Nigin lake enter from badam warii gate up see the only ancient but renovated by Afghan general fort of kashmir. Temple of Shakari Devi tripura sundari is here.

Holy Maqdoom sahab ' s place is having a rope way to travel up.

Food-LOcal breads bakerkheins with three teas-salted regular and Kahwaa invite you to break fast or a snack. Meat balls Rishtaa or Gushtaba are served at restaurants Ahdoos or Mughal Durbar or any wazwaan dhabha like stalls in city.

Fisheries department holds a auction at its Bouleward road place for the Trouts.

Stay at a hotel or houseboat and daily drive to attractions around. Taxi stands are at convenient locations. Tourist reception centre at Residency road end dal gate can solve most of your queries or help you plan your stay.
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"A nice place to have fun"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I think this is the world's best place to visit as Begum Noorzahan said that dharti pe swarg kahi hai to kashmir mein hai. Dal lake, gardens with lovely flowers are an attraction for everyone and the whole market on dal increased your curiosity.

You get snacks while enjoying ride in shikara. From Srinagar you get a bus service to go to Gulmarg, a valley of flower and from where you got a ropeway (gondola service) to reach a height from where you get to see the border of Pakistan.
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